Aces and Eights

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Work! (To Live) – July 2022

A return to the Aces and Eights basement, where I joined Nathan Nothing and Cavey Nik to play a night of EBM and related styles.  I don’t play that often these days, so every set like this is special.  

 

9pm

Vangelis – Alpha
32Crash – Slow Crash
Haujobb – Dead Market
AutoDaFeh – Identity Unknown
klack – Discipline
á;GRUMH – C.B.B. (14%)
Borghesia – Discipline (same title but different song to the klack one…..)
The Young Gods – Jimmy
My Life With The Thrill Kill Kult – Do You Fear For Your Child
Revolting Cocks – Attack Ships On Fire
Kraftwerk – Numbers
Welle:Erdball – Starfighter F-104G
Kirlian Camera – Nightglory

 

11:15pm

Project Pitchfork – K.N.K.A. (Climax Version)
Front Line Assembly – Iceloate
Leæther Strip – Adrenalin Rush
The Invincible Spirit – Push!
Das Ich – Destillat (Original version)
Front 242 – No Shuffle
Nitzer Ebb – Control I’m Here
DAF – Kebabträume
Cabaret Voltaire – I Want You
Klinik – Moving Hands
Skinny Puppy – Far Too Frail

Work! (To Live) – March 2022

The first Terminates Here set since the pandemic began took place at Work! (To Live), a real-world version of Nathan Nothing’s lockdown-era online event Work! (From Home). Back to one of my favourite venues, and one of my favourite styles to play, alongside Nathan and DJ Mara Mortem. And thanks to Bandcamp Fridays, some new bands alongside the old favourites.

 

9pm-9:45pm

Due to my 2-year DJing layoff, I decided to start the event with the last track I played at the final Terminates Here set (also at Aces and Eights) in March 2020, followed by a reprise of the first track ever played at a TH set back in 2008 (also in Tufnell Park). Then the hard rhythms could begin…..

Ramin Djawadi fear Serj Tankian – The Rains of Castamere
Laibach – Mama Leone
:Wumpscut: – Capital Punishment
Deja Vu 2 – World Alert (2014 mix)
Borghesia – Ni Upanja, Ni Strahu
Ministry – Just Like You
My Life with the Thrill Kill Kult – Kooler Than Jesus
Cabaret Voltaire – Just Fascination
Pouppée Fabrikk – Death
Chrome Corpse – Remembering Your Words
Rein – There Is No Authority but Yourself

 

11:15pm-12:00am

Possibly one of my favourite DJ stints, ever…..

Absolute Body Control – Figures
Front 242 – Tragedy For You (Punish Your Machine)
Leæther Strip – Strap Me Down
Red Meat – Wrapped In Leather
Test Dept – Landlord
Armageddon Dildos – East West
Choke Chain – Blood
Cat Rapes Dog – American Dream
Youth Code – The Dust of Fallen Rome
Portion Control – Amnesia
Die Krupps – Robo Sapien

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scot – March 2020

And then over the road for our Open Request List event….all except the first few and final run are requests.

Set 1

The Velvet Underground – Venus In Furs
The Beatles – While My Guitar Gently Weeps
Bonzo Dog Band – I’m The Urban Spaceman
The Rolling Stones – Paint It Black
Patti Smith – Dancing Barefoot
Lene Lovich – Lucky Number
Kate Bush – Running Up That Hill
Depeche Mode – Black Celebration
Japan – Quiet Life
Siouxsie & The Banshees – Cities In Dust

Set 2

Tool – Schism
Lindemann – Knebel
Die Krupps – Vision 2020 Vision
Liaisons Dangereuses – Los niños del parque
Black Light Ascension – Club Death
The Sisters of Mercy – Marian
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood
The Cult – Resurrection Joe
Thin Lizzy – Jailbreak
T.Rex – Children Of The Revolution
The Leather Nun – Ride Into Your Town
Metallica – For Whom The Bell Tolls
Soundgarden – Black Hole Sun
Alice In Chains – Rooster

Set 3

Iris – Closer To Real
Wolfsheim – Once In A Lifetime
Project Pitchfork – I Live Your Dream
Alexander Veljanov – The Wind
The Sisters Of Mercy – The Damage Done
The Pretenders – Stop Your Sobbing
Florence and the Machine – Shake It Out
The KVB – Captives

Final Tag-Team

Scott’s tracks are in italics.

Soviet Soviet – Rainbow
Agent Side Grinder – Life In Advance
NIN – The Lovers
:Wumpscut: – Hold (Kirlian Camera Remix)
Radiohead – Idioteque
Underworld – Stagger
Leftfield – Swords
Faithless – Drifting Away
Portishead – The Rip
Bat For Lashes – In God’s House
Goldfrapp – Annabel

Outro: Ramin Djawadi feat Serj Tankian – The Rains Of Castamere

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scot – December 2019

Back to the classic linup for our December edition. In keeping with the spirit of the event, everything in this section except the final run is requests.

Set 1

The Cure – Burn
Sisters Of Mercy – Lucretia My Reflection
Depeche Mode – Wrong
Project Pitchfork – Souls
VNV Nation – When Is The Future?
Mesh – Automation Baby
Covenant – Call The Ships To Port
Code 64 – Leaving Earth
Talk Talk – Such a Shame
Agent Side Grinder – Life In Advane
Suspiria – Awfully Sinister
Virgin Prunes – Pagan Love Song
London After Slimelight – Psycho Magnet
Type O Negative – Life Is Killing Me
Razed In Black – Share This Poison

Set 2

Note that Scott did a fairly sizable set whilst I ate my pizza between the above and this – hence the presence of yet-another 2003-vintage Type O track so soon. Glad some other people rate this album!

Dio – Holy Diver
Ozzy Osbourne – Mr.Crowley
Type O Negative – Nettie
Die Krupps – Robo Sapien
The Prodigy – Fuel My Fire
Johnny Moped – Hard Loving Man
The Damned – Plan 9 Channel 7
The Fall – How I Wrote Elastic Man
Nirvana – Lounge Act
Rammstein – Engel
Iron Maiden – Hallowed By Thy Name
Aerosmith – Crazy
Alice In Chains – Man In The Box

Set 3

Scorpions – Wind Of Change
Davie Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World
Lou Reed – Walk On The Wild Side
Patti Smith – Dancing Barefoot

Final Tag-Team

Scott’s tracks are in italics.

Blondie – Doom Or Destiny
Danielle Dax – Cat House
Xmal Deutschland – Augen-Blick
Joy Division – New Dawn Fades
Jesus and Mary Chain – Just Like Honey
Faetal – Divide By Zero
Muse – New Born
Radiohead – The Bends
Mansun – Wide Open Space
The Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Echobelly – King of the Kerb
Suede – The Beautiful Ones
Garbage – #1 Crush

Outro: NIN – A Warm Place

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ Translight – September 2019

With Scott unavailable once more, DJ Translight stepped in to join me for our Open Request List Event, which has now been running for 5 years. All but the first few and last few are requests.

Set 1

Johnny Cash – Hurt
The Tornados – Telstar
The Shadows – Wonderful Land
Rolling Stones – Gimme Shelter
The Velvet Underground – White Light/White Heat
T.Rex – Jeepster
Bauhaus – Double Dare
The Cure – Primary
Depeche Mode – Stripped
Blutengel – You Walk Away
Diary Of Dreams – She
Apoptygma Berzerk – Non-Stop Violence
Nine Inch Nails – Only
Light Asylum – Dark Allies

Set 2

In Extremo – Küss mich
Moonspell – Opium
Paradise Lost – Erased
69 Eyes – Gothic Girl
Dreadful Shadows – Through The Mirror
The Cult – Rain
The March Violets – Grooving In Green
Sisters Of Mercy – Marian
Gene Loves Jezebel – Desire
Virgin Prunes – Baby Turns Blue
The Normal – Warm Leatherette
Portion Control – Amnesia
Static-X – Cold

Set 3

IAMX – Think Of England
Garbage – #1 Crush
Marilyn Manson – The Lamb Of God
PJ Harvey – Down By The Water
Light Asylum – IPC
Ministry – Stigmata
Sex Pistols – Bodies
Magazine – Shot By Both Sides
The Raincoats – Fairytale In The Supermarket
Alien Sex Fiend – Ignore The Machine

Terminates Here vs Translight final tag-team

Not quite alternating one-for-one, but DJ Translight’s tunes are in italics.

Sopor Aeternus – The House Is Empty Now
Inkubus Sukkubus – Lilith, Kali, Nemesis, Morrigan
The Damned – Smash It Up (Parts 1&2)
Rammstein – Zeig Dich
Megaherz – Wir könnten Götter sein
Ghost – Year Zero
Witt – Wo Versteckt Sich Gott
ASP – Geisterjagd
The Beauty Of Gemina – The Lonesome Death Of A Goth DJ
Project Pitchfork – Sunset Devastation
NIN – Dead Souls
Earth Loop Recall – Like Machines

Outro: Attrition – God Save The Queen

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scot – June 2019

Continuing the day’s musical actions with our Open Request list at Aces and Eights

Set 1

Clan Of Xymox – A Day
Covenant – Bullet
VNV Nation – Carry You
Front 242 – Headhunter V1.0
DAF – Der Mussolini
Front Line Assembly – Resist
Project Pitchfork – Human Crossing
Cat Rapes Dog – American Dream
Rammstein – Du Hast
Metallica – For Whom The Bell Tolls
AC/DC – Highway To Hell
Rolling Stones – Paint It Black
The Pretenders – Stop Your Sobbing

Set 2

Kite – Jonny Boy
Absolute Body Control – Never Seen
Cabaret Voltaire – Sensoria
Front 242 – Happiness (Re:Boot)
Prodigy – Firestarter (Empirion Remix)
KMFDM – Godlike (Chicago Trax)
Rammstein – Radio
NIN – Sin
Rob Zombie – Sick Bubblegum
Placebo – Ashtray Heart
Killing Joke – Love Like Blood

Set 3

James Rays Gangwar – Destination Assassination
Secret Discovery – Small World
Daniel Ash – Here She Comes
Gary Numan – My Name Is Ruin

Final Tag Team

Once again, a bizarre final run of requests to see out the day.  For technical reasons, Scott and I both played a block of three rather than alternating all the way….Scott’s tracks are in italics.

Suicide – Rocket USA
Ministry – Revenge
NIN – Terrible Lie
Tool – Stinkfist
Guns’n’Roses – Mr Brownstone
Marilyn Manson – Tainted Love
Revolting Cocks – Devils Cock
Billy Idol – White Wedding
Rolling Stones – Sympathy For The Devil
King Crimson – Indiscipline
The Cure – 10:15 Saturday night (about 23 hours and 45 minutes out)

Outro: Vivaldi – Summer (Concerto No. 2 In G Minor – Presto)

(to mark our first ever request for classical music)

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scot – March 2019

Having not run one in December 2018, the Open Request list event returned on this occasion. And this one really brought some surprises – all but the first few and the occasional ‘link’ track were requests.

Set 1

Mark Knofler – Wye Aye Man
Michael Schenker Group – Armed And Ready
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Generation
The Cure – Primary
Bauhaus – The Passion of Lovers
Spear of Destiny – Never Take Me Away
Pink Floyd – High Hopes
Tool – Jambi
Ministry – Jesus Built My Hot Rod
System of a Down – Spiders

Set 2

The first song here was actually a request for ‘1940s music’. My love of the Fallout games came to my rescue here.

The Inkspots – I Don’t Want To Set The World On Fire
The Cramps – Can Your Pussy Do The Dog
Judas Priest – Painkiller
Metallica – The Unforgiven 2
1000 Homo DJs – Supernaut
Rammstein – Mein Teil
The Mission – Like a Hurricane
Fields of the Nephilim – Last Exit For The Lost
Zodiac Mindwarp – Prime Movers
Killing Joke – Requiem
Specimen – Hex (12″)
Kirlian Camera – Blue Room
Project Pitchfork – Go Further
The Creature – Exterminating Angel

Set 3

Depeche Mode – Walking In My Shoes
Shock Therapy – Hate Is a 4-Letter Word
Das Ich – Destillat
Nine Inch Nails – Head Like A Hole
Camouflage – The Great Commandment
Talk Talk – Such A Shame
Culture Club – Karma Chameleon
Soft Cell – Soul Inside
Fad Gadget – I Discover Love

Tag-Team Finale

One of the most bizarre final runs ever – Scott’s tracks are in italics.

New Order – Singularity
The Eternal Afflict – San Diego
Joy Division – She’s Lost Control
Tears For Fears – Mad World
Iggy Pop – Nightclubbing
Human League – The Black Hit of Space
David Bowie – Sound and Vision
The Rolling Stones – Paint It Black
The Beatles – Helter Skelter
Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son
Fleetwood Mac – The Chain
Meat Loaf – Bat Out Of Hell

Outro: Angelo Badalamenti – Audrey’s Dance

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scot – September 2018

And after the ABBS, across to Aces and Eights for our Open Request List special.  All but the first few and the last phase were requests.

Set 1

Chrome – Firebomb
Freebass – Lady Violence
Spencer – Until She Walks On By
HIM – Wicked Game
Type O Negative – Christian Woman
Dio – Don’t Talk To Strangers
Iron Maiden – Run To The Hills
Slayer – Angel Of Death
AC/DC – Highway To Hell
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
The Cult – Fire Woman
Paradise Lose – Embers Fire

Set 2

Rammstein – Links 234
Diary Of Dreams – Butterfly Dance!
Deine Lakaien – Return
Project Pitchfork – Human Crossing
Seabound – Poisonous Friend
Aesthetic Perfection – The Great Depression
Covenant – Ritual Noise
Front 242 – No Shuffle
Light Asylum – Dark Allies
Kraftwerk – Das Model
Depeche Mode – Wrong
Beborn Beton – Ambush
Second Decay – I Hate Berlin (2002 Remix)
Wolfsheim – Once In A Lifetime

Set 3

This DJ set sums up how much open request list can do….even a tribute to Mexico’s Independence Day.

The Presidents of the United State of Amercia – Dune Buggy
Weezer – Island In The Sun
Korn – Blind
Rammstein – Engel
Hocico – Tiempos De Furia
Combichrist – Intruder Alert
Assemblage 23 – Drive
Nitzer Ebb – Getting Closer
IAMX – Spit It Out
Gary Numan – I Die:You Die

Tag Team Finale

Scott’s Tracks are in italics

Agent Side Grinder – This Is Us
Preoccupation – Espionage
Crash Course In Science – Cardboard Lamb
The KVB – Leaning
Weird Candle – Regeneration
She Wants Revenge – Written In Blood
Fad Gadget – Collapsing New People
Killing Joke – The Wait
The Outcasts – Just Another Teenage Rebel
The Clash – The Guns of Brixton
Kilburn and the High Roads – Rough Kids
The Specials – Too Much Too Young

Outro: Ramin Djawadi – Game Of Thrones Main Titles

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scot – June 2018

A return to the Open Request List ABBS afterparty…all but the first few and some ‘link’ tracks are requests.

Set 1

Chris Connelly – Stowaway
Broken Links – Within Isolation
Deathboy – Slip
Marilyn Manson – Tainted Love
Laibach – Tanz mit Laibach
Japan – Life In Tokyo
Chameleons – Second Skin
Fields Of The Nephilim – For Her Light
Theatre Of Hate – Do You Believe In The Westworld?
The Damned – New Rose
Metal Urbain – Panik
Revolting Cocks – Beers, Steers and Queers
Sheep On Drugs – Motorbike

Set 2

Siouxsie and the Banshees – The Killing Jar
Adam Ant – Goody Two Shoes
B-Movie – Nowhere Girl
The Human League – Being Boiled
Absolute Body Control – Figures
OMD – Messages
Project Pitchfork – I Live Your Dream
Rammstein – Sonne
Interlock – Skinless
Rob Zombie – Dragula
Alice Cooper – Poison
Metallica – One
Black Sabbath – War Pigs
David Bowie – Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps)

Set 3

Rammstein – Links 2 3 4
Stream Of Passion – Embrace The Storm
Cranberries – Zombie
Lene Lovich – New Toy
The Dresden Dolls – Coin Operated Boy
Malaria! – Geld
Light Asylum – Dark Allies
Aga Wilk – Driving Me Mad

Final Tag-Team

As usual, Scott’s tracks are in italics.

Chelsea Wolfe – Carrion Flowers
Cabaret Voltaire – Just Fascination
Propaganda – Dr.Mabuse
Blancmange – Living On The Ceilig
The Cure – A Strange Day
Wire – I Am The Fly
Nick Cave – Stagger Lee
Depeche Mode – Ice Machine
Gary Numan – Metal
Wolfsheim – Once In A Lifetime

Outro: Ennio Morricone – Gabriel’s Oboe

DJ Terminates Here vs DJ The Scott – December 2017

By now, the worst of the snow had cleared and hence we had a decent turnout for our final post-ABBS Open Request List of the year.

Set 1

Manic Street Preachers – Motorcycle Emptiness
Killing Joke – Eighties
Depeche Mode – Wrong
Kirlian Camera – Blue Room (7″)
Deine Lakaien – Reincarnation
Colony 5 – My World
Apoptygma Berzerk – Non-Stop Violence
Light Asylum – Dark Allies
Ladytron – Destroy Everything You Touch
Einstürzende Neubauten – Die Interimsliebenden
Eisbrecher – Ohne Dich
Gary Moore – Friday On My Mind
Exploited – Punk’s Not Dead
Virgin Prunes – Baby Turns Blue
Pink Turns Blue – Walking On Both Sides

Set 2

Alphaville – Big In Japan
Talk Talk – Such A Shame
Depeche Mode – Never Let Me Down
Talking Heads – Psycho Killer (the all-time Aces Sunday favourite!)
Blondie – Atomic
Joy Division – Love Will Tear Us Apart
This Ascension – Megan
Tones On Tail – Performance
Inspiral Carpets – Saturn 5

Set 3

Thin Lizzy – The Boys Are Back In Town
The Rolling Stones – Beast Of Burden
Fleetwood Mac – Go Your Own Way
Black Sabbath – Evil Woman
Pearl Jam – Even Flow
Soundgarden – Rusty Cage
Tool – Stinkfist
Lindemann – Praise Abort
Front 242 – Headhunter (Live Moments)
Soft Cell – Sex Dwarf

Final Tag-Team

Scott’s tracks are in italics.

Nick Cave – Deanna
Depeche Mode – Blasphemous Rumours
Jesus and Mary Chain – April Skies
Bauhaus – Dark Entries
William Shatner – Common People
The Pogues – A Pair Of Brown Eyes
Johnny Cash – Rusty Cage
Buddy Holly – That’ll Be The Day
Link Wray – Rumble
Ian Dury – What A Waste
Leonard Cohen – The Future

Outro: Spectra*Paris – Stille Nacht